Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery – Olympia, WA
Achieving that beautiful smile you want is within reach! We offer multiple cosmetic surgeries to help you transform you smile into something you will love. We offer procedures to treat a spectrum of smiles from too much gum or bone tissue to not enough. Your satisfaction is very important to our office and our dental team is motivated to work closely with you and your general dentist to achieve beautiful results.
The ‘gummy smile’: Adjustments to gummy smiles can transform short appearing teeth to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. While your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue. We can correct this by performing the periodontal plastic surgery procedure, crown lengthening. During this procedure, the excess supporting tissues are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to more than one tooth, helping to create a symmetrical gum line and a beautiful smile.
Receding gum line: Another cosmetic procedure we offer is a soft tissue graft. This procedure is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, reduce gum recession, and protect the roots from decay and eventual loss. In certain situations, soft tissue grafting can help to give you back that symmetrical gumline you want.
Bone ridge indentations: Tooth loss causes the jawbone to recede and can lead to an unnatural looking indentation in your gums and jaw. The original look of your mouth may not be recaptured because of spaces remaining under and between replacement teeth. They may appear too long compared to nearby teeth. Bone grafting following tooth loss can preserve the socket/ridge and minimize gum and bone collapse. There is less shrinkage and a more aesthetic tooth replacement for either an implant crown or fixed bridge around the replacement teeth.